Ranking the Stops on Bill Clinton's Conference Circuit

President Bill Clinton was never the retiring kind. Post-White House, he has attended many elite meetups — and started his own. The fifth annual CGI meeting will be September 22 — 25 in New York. We ranked it, for prestige and publicity, with three other stops on his circuit.

World Economic Forum

When: January/February
Where: Davos, Switzerland
Who + What: Hotshots from business, politics, NGOs, and entertainment discuss pressing issues such as climate change and AIDS in Africa.
Star power: Angelina Jolie, Queen Rania of Jordan, Tony Blair, Bono
Overall rating:
Clinton 4

Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

When: September
Where: New York
Who + What: Hotshots from media, business, NGOs, and entertainment discuss pressing issues such as job creation and global poverty.
Star power: Bill Gates, Barbra Streisand, Bono
Overall rating:
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TED

When: February
Where: Long Beach, California
Who + What: Hotshots from tech, design, and entertainment discuss pressing issues such as space exploration and the future of news.
Star power: Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Al Gore, Bono
Overall rating:
Ted 3

Aspen Ideas Festival

When: June/July
Where: Aspen, Colorado
Who + What: Hotshots from media, biz, and politics discuss pressing issues such as terrorism and the future of medicine. Open to public.
Star power: Colin Powell, Jeff Bezos, Toni Morrison
Overall rating:
Clinton 2.5

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